+ − Contact Information Phone: (605) 773-3851 Office Address: 1133 W. 8th St. S. Brookings, SD 57006 + − Committees (2) SD - Health and Human Services (House) Title: vice chair SD - Local Government (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (6) SD - HB1134 Provide for certain revisions to the medicaid program. SD - HB1093 Revise the criteria used to exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize. SD - HB1092 Revise the time frame for conducting hearings to vacate municipal streets or alleys. SD - HB1094 Revise certain provisions concerning the filing of campaign finance disclosure statements. SD - HB1140 Require the development of school safety plans and to require the conduct of lockdown drills in accredited schools. SD - HB1172 Require the issuance of a request for proposals concerning the administration of the Medicaid program. + − Cosponsored Bills (92) SD - HB1045 Authorize dental hygienists to provide preventive and therapeutic services to more persons under certain circumstances. SD - HB1056 Establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. SD - HB1061 Provide for the practice and regulation of registered midwives. SD - HB1088 Make certain legislative findings concerning the constitutionality of certain federal health care laws. SD - HB1117 Permit public bodies to keep minutes of executive session and restrict who may review the minutes. SD - HB1151 Provide procedures by which adopted persons may obtain their original birth certificates. SD - HB1152 Provide for drug testing for certain TANF recipients. SD - HB1158 Revise the filing deadlines for the nomination of certain independent candidates. SD - HB1162 Authorize the secretary of state to allow a person in charge of election to use the state system. SD - HB1166 Restrict, under certain circumstances, the transfer of certain land parcels by the federal government. SD - HB1167 Provide for the taxation of severed mineral interests and to provide for the extinction of de minimis claims through the utilization of tax deeds. SD - HB1176 Prohibit county commissioners from providing health insurance for themselves or other part-time county employees. SD - HB1185 Regulate persons offering speech-language pathology to the public. SD - HB1193 Clarify certain statutes prohibiting political subdivisions from restricting firearms. SD - HB1196 Provide for the establishment of veterans resource centers at certain state colleges and universities. SD - HB1198 Provide for the state and local enforcement of certain federal immigration laws, to criminalize the knowing transportation, concealment, or solicitation of illegal aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - HB1199 Provide for a compact concerning citizenship. SD - HB1210 Provide for the lease of hunting rights on certain school and public lands. SD - HB1216 Prohibit certain contract restrictions on the use of ethanol blender pumps by retailers. SD - HB1217 Establish certain legislative findings pertaining to the decision of a pregnant mother considering termination of her relationship with her child by an abortion, to establish certain procedures to better insure that such decisions are voluntary, uncoerced, and informed, and to revise certain causes of action for professional negligence relating to performance of an abortion. SD - HB1218 Prohibit surrogate mother contracts, to prohibit enforcement of such arrangements, and to establish standards to award custody of children born as a result of such arrangements. SD - HB1235 Create the Board of Regents performance improvement fund and make an appropriation therefor. SD - HB1236 Provide for a temporary decrease of legislator salaries. SD - HB1252 Grant certain authority to municipalities and counties regarding outdoor advertising structures. SD - HJR1004 Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article V, section 1 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota relating to prohibiting the application of international law, the law of foreign nations, and certain foreign religious or moral codes in the state courts of South Dakota. SD - HCR1001 Honoring the historical, political, cultural, social, and economic relationships among Canada, the United States, and the State of South Dakota, and recognizing January 24, 2011, as Canada Day at the Capitol. SD - HCR1002 To declare February 6, 2011, as Ronald Reagan Day, in South Dakota. SD - HCR1004 Making certain legislative findings about the constitutionality of the federal health care system. SD - HCR1007 Endorsing Taiwan's participation as observer in the International Civil Aviation Organization and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. SD - HCR1009 Urging the reinstatement and funding of federal inspection programs governing equine slaughter and processing facilities. SD - HCR1011 Expressing support for civic education in the public schools in South Dakota, and recognizing March 9, 2011, as Civic Education Day at the state capitol. SD - HCR1013 Recognizing March 2, 2011, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in South Dakota. SD - HC1001 Honoring and supporting the Scotland Kuchen Feier on the occasion of its second annual event. SD - HC1002 Honoring and supporting Czech Days in Tabor, South Dakota, on the occasion of its sixty-third anniversary. SD - HC1003 Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Outstanding School Administrators of South Dakota: Dean Christensen, Deuel, School Superintendent; Susan Proefrock, Belle Fourche, School Business Official; Micy Highstreet, Tri-Valley, Elementary School Principal; Steve Benson, Deuel, Secondary School Principal; Kyley Cumbow, Pierre, Assistant Middle School Principal; Becky Guffin, Aberdeen, Curriculum Director and Kristi Wallin, Lennox, Director of Special Education for being named outstanding administrators by their respective administrator parent groups. SD - HC1008 Commending and honoring the Arlington Cardinals Girls State Class B Volleyball Championship Team, coaches, and staff. SD - HC1009 Honoring 2011 Miss Rodeo America, McKenzie Haley. SD - HC1011 Congratulating and honoring Coach Don Meyer, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history. SD - HC1012 Commending and honoring the forty-fifth anniversary of the Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days event and the Scotland Rodeo Club. SD - HC1013 Commending and honoring the Mitchell School District Board of Education on its selection to receive the Associated School Boards of South Dakota School Board Award of Excellence for 2011. SD - HC1014 Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2011 of the fifty-third annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota. SD - HC1017 Commending the 200th Camo Quilt Project for their support of the 200th Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard. SD - HC1019 Honoring, commending, and thanking the 2010 retirees of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. SD - HC1020 Commending and honoring David Linngren, a member of the Watertown School District Board of Education, on his selection as the Associated School Boards of South Dakota Outstanding School Board Member of South Dakota for 2010. SD - HC1022 Honoring the South Dakota Health Care Association on the occasion of its sixtieth anniversary. SD - HC1023 Congratulating and honoring the Flandreau Fliers High School Football Team, its coaches, and student managers for their 2010 South Dakota State 11B Championship season. SD - HC1024 Honoring Randy Parry for his work with the Maroney Rural Learning Center and his contributions to rural South Dakota. SD - HC1027 Commending and honoring Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for her six and a half years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. SD - HC1028 Honoring and commemorating Tripp-Delmont/Armour boys basketball head coach Burnell Glanzer on earning his 600th career win on February 24, 2011. SD - HC1029 Commending and honoring the life of former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his years of service to South Dakota. SD - HC1031 Honoring former Governor M. Michael Rounds for his service as a South Dakota State Senator and the thirty-first Governor of South Dakota. SD - HC1039 Commending and honoring SrA Blaine H. Reynolds for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Airman of the Year. SD - HC1040 Commending and honoring Tsgt Jason C. Mark for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1041 Commending and honoring MSgt Jonathan L. Goehring for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. SD - HC1042 Commending and honoring TSgt Thomas D. Dummermuth for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year. SD - HC1043 Commending and honoring MSgt Scott H. Leebens for his selection as the South Dakota Air National Guard Outstanding First Sergeant of the Year. SD - HC1044 Commending and honoring Sgt. Tanner Haines for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (NCO) award. SD - HC1045 Commending and honoring all the personnel of the South Dakota Air National Guard's 114th Fighter Wing for their selection as the most outstanding Air National Guard fighter unit in the nation. SD - HC1046 Commending and honoring Spc. Rob Buechler for his selection as the South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year award. SD - HC1049 Honoring the Webster Bearcats for winning the 2011 State B Wrestling Championship. SD - HC1050 Honoring and recognizing Logan Storley on his state wrestling championship for the Webster High School Bearcats. SD - SB61 Authorize board members of sanitary districts to contract with the districts in limited cases. SD - SB62 Revise procedures and amounts relating to compensation and expense reimbursement for sanitary district board members. SD - SB72 Revise how certain kindergarten students are counted for the purpose of state aid to education funding, to establish in statute the minimum number of hours required in a school term for grades one through three, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. SD - SB79 Provide for the application of LEAN techniques to certain state government processes and to provide for prioritization and oversight of the lean government program. SD - SB80 Apply certain provisions concerning actions for recovery of damages for personal injury or death to municipal officers, employees, and volunteers. SD - SB85 Revise the calculation of the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to provide for the redistribution of certain funds appropriated for state aid to education. SD - SB89 Clarify a municipality's ability to assess a fee for street maintenance. SD - SB94 Repeal and revise certain provisions related to building energy codes. SD - SB102 Repeal an outdated provision regarding the assessment of property for school districts. SD - SB103 Revise certain provisions concerning special alcoholic beverage licenses issued in conjunction with special events. SD - SB120 Revise the amount of compensation that water user district directors may receive. SD - SB127 Provide standards for electronic prescription transmission. SD - SB141 Grant limited immunity from arrest and prosecution for certain alcohol consumption related offenses to persons who assist certain persons in need of emergency assistance or who are themselves in need of emergency assistance. SD - SB143 Allow artisan distillers and farm wineries to sell certain distilled spirits to wholesalers and retailers. SD - SB149 Establish policies for youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities. SD - SB152 Revise certain provisions concerning state aid to education, to revise and provide for the adjustment of the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula, and to revise certain property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. SD - SB156 Prohibit the employment of unauthorized aliens, and to provide penalties therefor. SD - SB165 Reduce by ten percent the small school adjustment in the state aid to education formula, and to appropriate the money saved by the state as a result of the reduction to fund the education service agencies. SD - SB183 Provide for the application of LEAN techniques to certain state agencies and to repeal the legislative review of state agencies. SD - SCR1 Honoring pregnancy care centers. SD - SCR2 Urging the United States Congress to appropriate $35 million in fiscal year 2012 for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System SD - SC1 Honoring the city of Deadwood on its fiftieth anniversary as a National Historic Landmark. SD - SC2 Commending and honoring United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, United States District Court Judge John Roll, and all those who lost their lives and demonstrated courage in light of the tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011. SD - SC4 Congratulating and honoring Susan Turnipseed of Brookings as South Dakota's 2011 Teacher of the Year. SD - SC6 Commending and honoring the 2010 Habitat for Humanity--South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year. SD - SC12 Honoring and supporting the Isabel Celebration in Isabel, South Dakota, on the occasion of the town's centennial anniversary. SD - SC13 Recognizing the work of the Girl Scouts in combating bullying and cyber bullying. SD - SC15 Commending and honoring Clarence W. Skye for his forty-one years of visionary work and service as the Executive Director of the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota Development Corporation. SD - SC16 Congratulating the Deuel High School Girls Gymnastics Team for winning the State Class A Gymnastics Team Tournament on February 18, 2011. SD - SC17 Commending and honoring Jim Schlekeway, a teacher in the Mobridge-Pollock School District, on his retirement from the school district after forty-three exceptional years in education. SD - SC19 Honoring and commemorating the town of Armour on its quasquicentennial celebration.